Old Creepy Ads
The London Underground is an incredible maze of subterranean
railways, stations and ticket halls – and that doesn’t account for the myriad abandoned passageways that are strictly
off limits to the public, let alone the ageing relics that linger on in this dark underworld.
Chocolate/candy vintage posters are fine examples of
skilled artwork, creative advertising, and careful printing . Throughout the ages, no matter how old people were, the pull
of chocolate ("drink of the gods") or candied fruits and marshmallows has been topping the charts of choicest foods.
Good advertising through posters only played up the allure of chocolates and candies. Modest chocolate joints, classy restaurants
and large candy firms have taken the mode of posters to advertise their products. Today, these posters ornate the interiors
of buildings that house businesses in food and hospitality, chocolate making; stores and retail outlets; and of course in
houses of art lovers.
Posters for Homes, Collectors, and Businesses
Vintages posters never went out of style.
While the artwork and glittery pageantry that set vintage posters a class apart are missing in today's advertising, businesses
and homes are compensating for it by investing in vintage advertisements like never before. The art makes them a good investment
for collectors, their uniqueness goes well with the tastes of the discerning home owner, and the advertising jargon sits well
with chocolate manufacturers. No wonder the vintage posters of chocolate/candy are so much in demand today. Helping you along
on your quest to find the best vintage poster featuring chocolates and candies are online stores and galleries. Here, you
can search according to keywords or select tags. Once you have selected a poster, you have to pick options such as type of
frames and shipping.
Whether you are a collector or advertiser, you need to keep in mind that vintage posters in
good condition are hard to find and they are expensive. The rarer the poster prints or print editions, the more difficult
your mission becomes. Home owners can get away with classy posters with edges a little torn or corners that roll up a bit
- an innovative frame can take care of that. Besides, posters in poor condition are cheaper. If you plan to use the vintage
poster as an advertising vehicle or if the poster is an important part of the commercial aspect of your business, try to purchase
posters in a good condition.
Very popular for children. Not only they relieved the
pain, they made the children happy!
Vintage posters have major contribution in the progression
of the world of advertising and the graphic design. The posters depicting intricate artworks of yesteryears are still loved,
and for many, synonyms to be the objects of great pride. These posters, representing characters and symbols from the past
cultures and way of living, carry a history of its own. Some posters even look in perfect symmetry to modern world’s
lifestyle and the prevailing culture.
The Journey of Vintage Poster:
The journey of vintage poster is
as interesting as they themselves are. In the early times, artists used to paint artwork in watercolor (or gouache) as per
the requirements of the advertising agencies. If advertising agencies accepted the original artworks, they were further sent
for creating lithographic prints. After printing of this selected artwork, they were circulated and used as the advertising
poster. For a long-time, vintage poster brought life and meaning to advertisement campaigns and in creating awareness about
various products and services.
Vintage posters have always been a popular item
for collection. However, their in-depth meaning and beauty have inspired interior designers to use them on much wider scale.
Vintage posters have long been improving the look of the surrounding of many offices, corporate setup and homes. Choose anything
from classic sports posters, propaganda posters, liquor advertising posters, transportation posters, industrial age posters,
jazz club to café posters to make the surrounding attractive. If you want to add entertainment themes to your ambience,
vintage posters on actors, artists or sportsmen of the past can be of exact use.
Vintage Posters –
telling the Story on your behalf. Want to improve your home décor? Choose from a large variety of vintage posters available-
before putting them into your home and office, select the one that matches your thought. Vintage posters are highly appealing
and make strong statement about their owner.
Advertising is a form of communication
that typically attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or to consume more of a particular brand of product or
service. Modern advertising developed with the rise of mass production in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many advertisements
are designed to generate increased consumption of those products and services through the creation and reinvention of the
"brand image" . For these purposes, advertisements sometimes embed their persuasive message with factual information.
Every major medium is used to deliver these messages, including television, radio, cinema, magazines, newspapers, video games,
the Internet, carrier bags and billboards. Advertising is often placed by an advertising agency on behalf of a company or
other organization. Organizations that frequently spend large sums of money on advertising that sells what is not, strictly
speaking, a product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations, and military recruiters.
Non-profit organizations are not typical advertising clients, and may rely on free modes of persuasion, such as public service
Money spent on advertising
has increased dramatically in recent years. In 2007, spending on advertising has been estimated at over $150 billion in the
United States and $385 billion worldwide, and the latter to exceed $450 billion by 2010.
While advertising can be seen as necessary for economic
growth, it is not without social costs. Unsolicited Commercial Email and other forms of spam have become so prevalent as
to have become a major nuisance to users of these services, as well as being a financial burden on internet service providers.
Advertising is increasingly invading public spaces, such as schools, which some critics argue is a form of child exploitation.
In addition, advertising frequently utilizes psychological pressure (for example, appealing to feelings of inadequacy) on
the intended consumer, which may be harmful.
Vintage Posters, as collectibles, carry a certain cachet,
as rescued fragments of a lost past. Original authentic vintage European poster advertising has come to be recognized as a
highly collectible form of art, whether for pleasure or for investment purposes. World-renowned museums exhibit vintage posters
and many have permanent collections. Magnificent examples of such vintage poster collections can be found at the Louvre in
Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern, in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Artist Jules Cheret was the first to display his work via the medium of poster advertising in the 1880's. He is
credited with inventing the new vintage poster art form, and was awarded the Legion of Honor 1899. His style and talent so
glamorized the profession of the poster artist that it was considered a very respectable and desirable career. Cheret was
also a savvy businessman and he constructed a printing shop next to his home for producing vintage posters. It attracted many
artists of the period for the single purpose of producing and promoting advertising art.
Advertising agencies of
that era would commission, or accept from free-lance artists, an original painting, referred to as a "maquette."
This original piece was was usually delivered in the form of a "gouache" or water color. If the maquette was accepted
by the agency, the artwork would be recreated on a soft Bavarian limestone surface. This lithographic printing process involved
as many as 17 individual color applications, which had to be applied to each individual paper one color at a time. Each new
color application required that the limestone surface be washed repeatedly during the application of that individual color.
When a new color was introduced, likewise a new stone was introduced, which was designed to accept the placement of the new
color. You will probably notice cross like markings, usually found at the top and bottom of your poster. These are the printer's
registration marks, placed there for the purpose of keeping the color applications in their appropriate places when a new
stone was introduced. A press was used to adhere the colored ink on the limestone, onto the paper. And of course the paper
was far from the quality of that which we use today. Over 65 yrs. of use of this lithographic process have been documented
for vintage posters.
When the printing was complete the finished posters were glued or tacked to walls and kiosks
across their country of origin. These colorful advertisements created a festival-like atmosphere on the otherwise drab and
dreary streets of Europe. The people, the art critics and the connoisseurs alike, were delighted that this new form of advertising
and poster art had transformed their cities and towns into open-air art museums.
Poster art collecting became fasionable
in Europe at the turn of the last century, and the passion for posters spilled across the Atlantic. Experts estimate that
by 1896 there were as many as 6000 serious collectors in North America.
As collectors grew more passionate, posters
were burglarized from billboards at an alarming rate, and it became increasingly difficult for advertisers to keep posters
on the streets. As a solution to the problem, printers increased production and began selling posters to the public.
Today it is rare to find vintage posters on the market in a fresh state. Most vintage posters have suffered the ravages
of time and many were abused by the elements while they were serving their intended purpose as posted advertisements. Some
vintage posters are so rare that locating an original is probably impossible. If it were not for the fanatical collectors
of the last century, many of whom acquired as many as 500 or more unique vintage posters, most of the art nouveau works would
have been lost forever. It is the limited availability of these original works that makes vintage poster art collecting an
arguably sound investment.
Film makers have advertised their films by every
means conceivable since the first producer decided to splice his footage together, load it onto a projector, set up a screen
and some chairs, and sell tickets. Film trailers, handbills, heralds, radio and TV spots, sneak previews and the revered
publicity stunts of the great showmen of the past have all played a role in getting the attention of the public when a film
needed selling. But for film fans all over the world, one area of film advertising remains specially connected to the heart
of film making: the movie poster. Posters go right back to the beginning of movie exhibition a century ago. The evolution
of advertising using posters was inevitable; in the previous century almost anything you could buy had been advertised on
posters. Posters were colourful and they were ubiquitous. They were cheap to produce and they really grabbed one's attention.
So it was natural that film makers would turn to posters as a means of arousing curiosity. The modern one sheet posters of
today, offset printed on translucent "lightbox" paper, fulfil exactly the same function as did the stone lithographs
which announced exhibitions of cinema by Lumiere and Edison. By the exploitation and juxtaposition of image, text, and colour
they attract the public's attention and invite people to reach for their wallets at the box office.
If you love to collect advertising and old advertisements,
then turn to the internet and the re-use centers, and your local newspaper. A great place to start, is the re-use centers,
flea markets, second hand stores, and garage sales. Make sure to be dressed comfortable, in older clothes, because you will
be doing some digging, through old boxes etc!
Most of the re-use centers will have old magazines in boxes, that
you will have to dig through. This is a good place to start because many people who are clearing out aging relatives homes,
don't know what to do with the collections of older magazines, books etc that may have been accumulating in some basements
for years, so they will dump them off at these re-use centers. Many are pack rats, which of course is good for you, if you
are looking for older advertising. Another way, is to place an ad in your local paper, that you are looking for older magazines
and newspapers (as an example) and you are willing to come and pick them up. There are people who will take you up on that
offer just to get boxes of old magazines out of their basement.
Once you have located some great ads, or magazines,
or labels, take your treasures home and put them in al album right away, somewhere flat and away from sunlight, and try to
find out as much information about the ad that you can, don't leave them laying around the house like clutter either!..
make sure to do something with them right away, take out the ad and discard the parts you don't want, and do that right
away, or you will end up with the same clutter as the houses you took them from!
are always available at art auctions.
I have found all kinds of vintage poster art auctions lately. I really liked a vintage poster I found that was from the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. The poster is rare because it is one of the only 500 of the 10,000 printed that is in French. Another
vintage poster I found in an art auction was from 1917. It depicts French woman in war time performing various tasks. The poster celebrates the contribution of French women in
the workforce. During war time, French women made up forty percent of the workforce. I'm always a sucker for old vintage
posters of rock bands. I look for them in art auctions all the time. I like ones that are autographed, like the one from The
Who that I saw recently. I felt like the starting bid was a little high and so I didn't try to win it. I have been leaning
more and more lately toward French vintage posters. I found a vintage poster for Orangina that was printed in 1970 at an art auction recently. I thought that the art auction would only get to one thousand dollars, but I was wrong. The vintage
poster sold for twelve hundred dollars. My older brother needed something
interesting for the walls of his new
apartment. I started looking for vintage posters in art auctions and found the perfect poster. The one that I found featured
race cars and he loves race cars. The poster was from the 1965 Nurbergring Grosser Preis Von Deutschland and looked fantastic
for being forty years old. French advertisements seem to make the best vintage posters. I like finding art auctions for posters
advertising products like Lu Biscuits. I found a great vintage poster for less than a thousand dollars and it looks great
in my kitchen. Vintage posters that relate to travel always get a lot of interest at an art auction. I saw a lovely poster
that was advertising the English Lake District in France. The poster was produced in 1905. I like viewing them, but I do not
personally collect posters in this style. I found a vintage poster at an art auction that advertised shoe polish. This was
a French poster that was made in the 1930's. I framed it and put it in my dressing room. It fits in there perfectly and
really adds to the feel of the room. My sister married a man with a cycling shop. They have used a variety of cycling related
items to decorate their home. My favorite piece is an old fashioned tricycle they keep in the formal living room. I found
a vintage poster in an art auction that depicted an advertisement for Celtic Cycles and they loved it when I gave it to them.
I found set of vintage posters of The Beatles that were made in 1967. The posters were for sale an art auction I attended.
I have seen vintage posters designed by Richard Avedon before and I really liked his vision of The Beatles. These vintage
posters were well worth the two hundred dollars each I paid for them. The vintage poster that I have my eye on right now is
up for sale at an art auction coming up. It is an Andy Warhol advertisement for Chanel perfume. I want to win this vintage
poster and frame it and hang it on the wall of my master bathroom. It would be perfect there and would absolutely complete
the look I was going for.
Movie posters have been around since the time when films
were first made however at that time nobody had any idea that the posters that were advertising the films would be worth a
lot of money. The original plan was to sell projectors and film prints as a home movie entertainment system. The general public
did not know what film was arriving at the local theatre and this was a way of doing it.
The vintage posters that
first used the concept of poster advertisements for films turned out to be wildly successful and set the stage for the way
business would be conducted for the next 100 years. These such posters are now worth lots of money.
Vintage Poster For The Classic Vintage Film
If there were any vintage posters from films released during the last
thirty years that were considered rare, they would have been snapped up by collectors a long time ago. A vintage poster is
not any poster advertising a film but the actual poster used at the cinemas. These vintage posters that are sent to the cinemas
by the film companies are the ones that are worth the money and sort after by the collectors and are considered a prized possession.
Of the classic film vintage posters, among the most prized vintage posters that collectors desire include King Kong,
Frankenstein, Casablanca, and Gone with the Wind. These films' posters are in high demand because these vintage posters
are the posters of four of the most famous, most successful and most influential films of all time. Classic vintage poster
of the last few years include such films as Star Wars, Batman, Spiderman and ET.
All of these films have vintage
posters that collectors prize with a passion. When offered up for auction, they can fetch prices that are quite high drawing
several thousands of dollars in bids. When purchased they are usually properly stored away or, at minimum, placed in an expensive
and durable frame.
While most of us can not afford these vintage posters in their original form, they all look
kind of cool in reproductions. Avid film fans will probably keep the reproductions of these films in circulation for years
and collectors of vintage posters will also keep the auction prices very high. If you get the chance in years to come, go
to your local cinema and ask them if you can have or buy the posters as one day, you never know the poster you have been given,
may just become a vintage poster in years to come..
Vintage Posters - What are they? Where
do they come from?
The images that we display are generally at least 50 years old and originated mostly in Europe.
They were used to advertise all manner of things - foods, liquors, entertainment, travel, and others. The vintage posters
were commissioned by the advertisers, using the best commercial artists of the day. Some of those artists are now very well
known, having started as posterists. Henri de Toulouse - Lautrec is perhaps the most famous of many great poster artists.
The colorful advertising vintage posters first became popular in the late 1800's. The method of printing, stone lithography,
was developed for vintage posters in Paris by Jules Cheret. It was an exciting artform that brought out colors and graphics
that were now available for all the people to see. The kiosks on the streets, the sides of building, and the interior of stores
and restaurants were all used to display these exciting new posters.
Vintage Posters - Who collects them ? What makes
Vintage Posters valuable?
The collecting of Vintage Posters was started with the first distribution of the posters
themselves. Some art dealers believed they could sell these "advertising" pieces to their customers. They sought
out the poster artists and the printers in an effort to secure some over runs. Some dealers and collectors went so far as
to remove the posters from their outdoor displays. However, it must be remembered that most of the vintage posters were destroyed
in actual use. They were mounted on walls and merely discarded or ripped away when the next new image became available. While
the Vintage Posters were originally produced in editions that numbered in the hundreds, and sometimes thousands, few survive
in their original state. The lithographer's stones did not normally survive past their first printing.
the combination of rarity of a poster, condition, artist, and the image itself that will determine the final selling price
of an individual poster. Some people purchase Vintage Posters with a specific subject matter , some are looking to work with
a particular color scheme, while others prefer the style of a particular artist. At all times, the better the condition of
a poster the higher its price. The size of the piece does not always determine the value of a poster.
As a reflection
of price changes, consider today's marketplace where images relating to coffee and cigar smoking are rising much quicker
that the less popular Vintage Posters promoting furs. With limited supply available in collectors' hands, a quick pickup
in demand reflects in the selling prices.
Vintage posters are used in many different ways. In
the home many people use these striking images as the focal point of a room , often the livingroom or
family room but also the kitchen and bedroom as well. Vintage Posters are used prominently
in television shows' decor - notice the livingroom in "Friends", Frasier, as
well as in many movies. In an office setting the poster can be used in a lobby as well as in conference
and showrooms. Some businesses use the Vintage Posters to promote their own products or just to create
an atmosphere pleasing to their clients and employees.
Hotels and restaurants use our Vintage Posters to enhance the ambiance of their establishments.
Whether it be just one, or a full display of Vintage Posters they lend themselves to a room setting
where people are having a good time.
popularity of these antique images has grown enormously in the past 10 years. Few dealers specialize
in Vintage Posters particularly in the United States. It is important to rely on a Vintage Poster dealer
that is both knowledgeable and reliable.
Original Vintage Posters
are always available at art auctions.
I have found all kinds of vintage poster art auctions lately. I really liked a vintage poster I found that was from the 1928
Olympics in Amsterdam. The poster is rare because it is one of the only 500 of the 10,000 printed that is in French. Another
vintage poster I found in an art auction was from 1917. It depicts French woman in war time performing various tasks. The
poster celebrates the contribution of French women in the workforce. During war time, French women made up forty percent of
the workforce. I'm always a sucker for old vintage posters of rock bands. I look for them in art auctions all the time.